When the town of Glenview, Illinois needed a new library to better serve the community, they decided to build a new 85,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility to fulfill the Library’s mission to educate, enrich, inspire and entertain. The building and the roofs provide an aesthetic enhancement to the community’s downtown district as well as a positive impact on the lives of those in the community.
The classic color of the shingle roofs tie in with the custom sheet metal dormers that make the building stand out. The various low slope roofs with reflective roofing enhance the functionality of the building as they keep the roofs cool that house the heating and cooling systems. At two locations, garden roofs enrich the experience for library patrons while holding storm water and helping to reduce heat island effect.
The new building serves as a centerpiece for the neighborhood. Two years after the library opened its doors, it is still seeing a 10% annual increase in use. Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co. Inc. is proud to have been such an important part of this success and can bring a similar success to your project.